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Art for Jenny sold!

Art for Jenny sold!

Artist Dore Capitani (shown) donated this beautiful metal sculpture, featuring his newest color process, to raise  money to replace Idyllwild Photographer Jenny Kirchner’s photographic equipment stolen from her car in the desert while she was on assignment. A couple bought the sculpture this past weekend so now Idyllwild has raised all but $210 of the […]

Emergency medical dispatch: remote life-saving

Emergency medical dispatch: remote life-saving

In early October 2013, a 911 dispatcher at the Cal Fire and Riverside received a medical emergency call. But she didn’t simply dispatch an ambulance — she saved a life right over the phone. The caller excitedly told the dispatcher that a person had collapsed and needed help. An engine and ambulance were immediately dispatched […]

Out Loud: Learning from babes …

I babysat our fifth grandchild, Finn, while his parents went on their first real date Sunday night since his birth nearly four months ago. With two children of my own and experience watching four other grandchildren, you could expect that Clark here, a seasoned pro, knows every nuance of a small baby’s cries. Afterall, a […]

Past Tense: Jan. 30, 2014

Past Tense: Jan. 30, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 So much snow had fallen during January that plans were underway to organize a ski club on the Hill. 60 years ago – 1954 Newlyweds Marilyn Monroe and Joe Di Maggio spent a honeymoon weekend at the Lloyd Wright cabin in Idyllwild. 55 years ago – 1959 Idyllwild old-timer Henry […]

Public speaks out on future of California’s state parks

Editor’s note: In June 2013, California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird and California State Parks Director Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), unveiled “Parks Forward,” a collaborative initiative to undertake a top-to-bottom evaluation to improve and sustain California’s State Parks System. The effort responded to several issues involving misappropriation of the agency’s funding […]

Creature Corner: Jan. 30, 2014

Creature Corner: Jan. 30, 2014

Chelsea is looking for her forever home to do her favorite thing … sit on her bed and just look pretty. This senior gal has a gorgeous coat with a tail to match. She is a shepherd-mix, quiet and shy at first. Chelsea loves to go for short walks, have a treat or two and […]

News of Record: Jan. 30, 2013

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Monday, Jan. 20 to Monday, Jan. 27: Jan. 20 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 21 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 22 — Rescue, medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 24 — Rescue, medical aid, Pine Cove. Jan. 26 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Jan. 26 — […]

Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline extended

On Jan. 14, the Obama administration announced another enrollment delay for people with pre-existing conditions, extending the deadline from Jan. 31 to March 15, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Joanne Peters, HHS spokesperson, said in a statement, “As part of our continuing effort to help smooth consumers’ transition into Marketplace […]

HUSD educates public on budget priorities

To a nearly empty room in Hemet Monday night, Hemet Unified School District Supt. Dr. Barry Kayrell and Deputy Supt. LaFaye Platter discussed and explained the Local Control Funding Formula and the Local Control Accountability Plan. This was just one of several meetings throughout the district to involve parents, residents and other stakeholder groups in […]

Flu deaths double state-wide in a week

Flu deaths double state-wide in a week

During the week ending Jan. 18, 50 more people under age 65 died from influenza, for a total of 95 confirmed flu deaths this flu season, including three children …

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